jimvogel

Jim Vogel is the Founder and Director of VTR Consulting LLC, a customer service/sales training and recruiting company located in Apex NC. Through workshops and classes, his systems approach to training provides results and focus to salespeople and customer service representatives in both the US and Canada. With 26 years at Ford Motor Company, 13 as an editor in internal communications; and 10 more years with Hendrick Automotive Group in Charlotte NC in sales and in sales training, Jim brings both knowledge and experience to sales and service teams. Jim loves to write and has been doing social media content for business the past two years. A native of Detroit MI, he is a diehard Detroit Tiger fan. An avid reader in his spare time, Jim enjoys automotive history, politics, and current affairs.


5 Critical Factors for Professional Listening

September 4, 2014
5 Critical Factors for Professional Listening

Tweet Are listening and speaking equal skills for the leadership in organizations across New Jersey? It is a great question for both managers and employees to think about. Most professionals learn to talk very early in life and continue that trend through their careers. Talking is easy for many of us. Although many leaders...
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7 Reasons to Engage Small Business Employees

August 22, 2014
7 Reasons to Engage Small Business Employees

Tweet Small businesses here in New Jersey enjoy a number of advantages over their “big box” competitors. Clients often find that small businesses offer important one-on-one relationships and small businesses today can often change on a dime and make adjustments quickly and effectively when process improvement is needed. However, as flexible and nimble as...
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6 Ingredients for a Successful Organizational Culture

July 18, 2014
6 Ingredients for a Successful Organizational Culture

Tweet Organizational culture is a foundation for every successful local business here in our part of New Jersey. It is the one constant that unites everyone in the company and it gives rise to mission, core values, guiding principles, clear goals and objectives. Yet culture can be complicated and if it is not managed...
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5 Ingredients for Cultural Excellence

July 2, 2014
5 Ingredients for Cultural Excellence

Tweet Productivity and 2014 make this year a good one for both opportunity and success. Organizational culture is the active ingredient for both teamwork and focus here in our part of New Jersey. Culture is an interesting phenomenon because it is a common sharing of values, attitudes, and behaviors that are formed though cooperation...
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3 Ways Training Supports Organizations

June 20, 2014
3 Ways Training Supports Organizations

Tweet Across the State of New Jersey, the strategies to grow business success are various and continuous. How do organizations improve all aspects of the business and ensure growth and opportunity? One very important way is to focus on engagement and training. Combining employee involvement with organizational training gives every person in the organization...
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Is Success a Team Sport?

June 4, 2014
Is Success a Team Sport?

Tweet Success is a team sport here in New Jersey and across the region. It takes everyone in the collective organization to assess vision, tasks and change. In fact, to create growth and opportunity, these critical factors are all interwoven with the clear focus for teambuilding, commitment and enthusiasm as every employee heads in...
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9 Training Factors that Positively Influence Organizations

May 19, 2014
9 Training Factors that Positively Influence Organizations

Tweet Many organizations consider training and employee education just a necessary evil. It is usually something that the Human Resources department does when new hires come on board to discuss the employee handbook.  Many businesses across New Jersey manage smaller teams. Expenses are important. The economy is still in recovery mode and it is...
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9 Ingredients of Employee Engagement

May 7, 2014
9 Ingredients of Employee Engagement

Tweet The Dale Carnegie Training focus on employee engagement has brought success to hundreds of organizations across the globe as businesses continue to head face a wide variety of challenges into the second quarter. Engagement is a very important leadership challenge here in New Jersey to engage and involve management, supervision, and employees on...
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10 Factors for Organizational Change

April 24, 2014
10 Factors for Organizational Change

Tweet The best thing about organizational change is that is always happening in the workplace environment. Change affects every aspect of the business from the employees to the mission and the culture. And change is both simple and complicated. Here in New Jersey, we deal with change every single day. As soon as the...
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How to Win Friends and Influence People is Still the Classic!

April 10, 2014
How to Win Friends and Influence People is Still the Classic!

Tweet The team at Dale Carnegie Training knows that How to Win Friends and Influence People is a global business classic; originally selling a few thousand copies with its first printing 78 years ago, Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid and time tested advice has moved thousands and thousands of successful business professionals to even greater success....
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